We provide community bankers with quality investment products, services and education at competitive prices.
ICBA Securities Corporation (ICBA Securities) a subsidiary of the ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) that was founded in 1989 following two years of intensive research by ICBA's Bank Services Committee. Based on the proposals submitted and lengthy interviews, the Committee selected Vining Sparks to serve as ICBA Securities' exclusively endorsed broker.
As ICBA Securities is owned by the nation’s largest trade association for community banks, it has a commitment to return all of its profits to the industry, in the form of royalties, sponsorships, or dividends. Through 2020, it had reinvested over $48 million back into its supporting state/regional partners or into the ICBA. Six of the seven ICBA Securities board directors are influential community bankers. We are also proud be to the endorsed broker-dealer for over 30 community bank state associations.
Vining Sparks is dedicated to providing the products and support necessary to remain a valued broker/dealer for ICBA member banks offering investment products include traditional debt securities that are suitable for community banks. Vining Sparks is one of the 20 largest underwriters of government agency debt in the world.
ICBA Securities manages the education platform of Vining Sparks and ICBA Securities representatives attend and speak at most state community banking conferences, conducting an average of 50 educational events per year.
ICBA Securities annually hosts the ICBA Bond Academy, which equips community bank portfolio managers with the skills to maintain a high performing institution, and the ICBA Balance Sheet Academy, which is an intermediate-level program for more experienced financial managers.
ICBA Securities also endorses and teaches at the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. The President of ICBA Securities, Jim Reber, also writes a monthly investment column for ICBA’s Independent Banker magazine.
If you would like to learn more about the organization, please contact ICBA Securities President Jim Reber at 800-422-6442 or firstname.lastname@example.org